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06 Aug 2019 09:34 #401 by CCU
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I think most folk would happily pay a couple quid more for the flight, compared to say the Bus/Boat combo, when you factor in the time saving and ease?

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06 Aug 2019 10:43 #402 by seesaw50
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If all goes well this time next year I'd like to see them extend destinations, even for a couple of summer months to say Exeter for onwards into Devon or Isle of Man or even up to Inverness.

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06 Aug 2019 10:44 #403 by kells
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When you see CLDA, you can see instantly that it’s not geared up for larger capacity flights. It is obvious, however, that they see it as an opportunity for passengers to connect to destinations beyond (there’s a big board by the departure gate saying that from Carlisle you can connect to 100+ destinations).

It did get me thinking... most times I fly abroad, it’s via some hellhole like MCR - I detest that airport and hate driving there. More often than not I pay for parking and an overnight hotel. Given that CLDA is ‘only’ an hours drive for me, the parking is free and it’s a no-nonsense airport, I’ll seriously consider using it to connect. As long as the figures work out favourably, I reckon it’ll be worth the small inconvenience of changing flights at Southend or wherever.

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06 Aug 2019 10:47 #404 by kells
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seesaw50 wrote: If all goes well this time next year I'd like to see them extend destinations, even for a couple of summer months to say Exeter for onwards into Devon or Isle of Man or even up to Inverness.


I overheard the attendant on my return flight saying that the numbers and feedback have been very good so far - the big test will be over winter.

Similar sized aircraft doing ‘seasonal’ routes to other UK destinations may be a possibility, I guess we’ll wait and see. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I reckon a Southampton route would be a winner for the cruise market alone.

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06 Aug 2019 10:50 #405 by chedderbob247
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Was hoping to give the airport a go this week to head over to Dublin on business. Unfortunately I won't be able to as there are no flights that I can see that go over and back on the same day. I'll just have to look elsewhere.

Wish the airport every success, it can only be good for the area in general.

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06 Aug 2019 21:15 #406 by seesaw50
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Yes that's the draw back , you cant go for the day which is poor. I think theres a flight about 8am or 9am so why no return say 6 or 7pm.

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12 Aug 2019 11:48 #407 by CCU
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Seems they’re happy enough with early usage:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/17821494.flig...ke-district-airport/

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12 Aug 2019 16:43 #408 by Laffy
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Early days but if they are selling flights at £50 including tax at that occupancy, they are absolutely burning money.The taxi ride to the airport will be more profitable!

They need a lot more than 3 or 4 flights per day-hence the new routes proposal.Trouble is unless the Charter operators can see regular and consistent volume, it’s not going to happen.Look at Thomas Cook today-they are bordering on bankruptcy.Ryanair-too much capacity.Flybe-broken as we know.

I think the future will be freight and military.Then the cunning plan hatched all those years ago is complete!

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30 Aug 2019 10:04 #409 by CCU
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Slight reduction in flight numbers reported here: www.businesstraveller.com/business-trave...edule-changes-ahead/

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30 Aug 2019 10:16 #410 by Laffy
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Cutting services already-what a surprise.

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30 Aug 2019 10:24 #411 by carwash
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They are cutting the Saturday flights to Belfast and Dublin. The airport will make significant cost savings as a result by only opening for passengers on 4 days.

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30 Aug 2019 10:26 #412 by CCU
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Guessing anyone using Belfast/Dublin for a short break is flying out Fri and back on Sun/Mon if the Sat is going...

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30 Aug 2019 11:47 #413 by Mullen103
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At least we’re not Stockport

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30 Aug 2019 12:16 #414 by carwash
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Not quite. They are using a spare plane for the other flights today. Having just one ageing turboprop for operations always made this a certainty at some stage. Fortunately everything went smoothly from a safety perspective.
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08 Sep 2019 17:37 #415 by CCU
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08 Sep 2019 17:45 #416 by seesaw50
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Been in Cornwall and stayed near Newquay airport, couldnt believe the number of flights in and out by Easyjet and Flybe...training planes and helicopters. Busy every day.
Out on a limb down there as well

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08 Sep 2019 20:41 #417 by ExiledJock
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“Freeports do exist in several member states of the EU. They are, however, more and more under pressure, since they cannot prove convincingly that they are not being misused for tax evasion, money laundering and the like. In my opinion, it would be a disaster for the UK to build a future on the basis of tax havens and freeports.”

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09 Sep 2019 01:29 #418 by Bluedazblue
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ExiledJock wrote: “Freeports do exist in several member states of the EU. They are, however, more and more under pressure, since they cannot prove convincingly that they are not being misused for tax evasion, money laundering and the like. In my opinion, it would be a disaster for the UK to build a future on the basis of tax havens and freeports.”

www.theartnewspaper.com/amp/news/debate-...cilities-countrywide


You might be right that freeports are misused by tax evaders etc. I wouldn't argue with that. However many of the most successful economies on the planet have freeports, Singapore, Switzerland and Luxembourg, which is in the EU of couse. (No doubt with the blessing of Jean-Claude Juncker).

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09 Sep 2019 07:40 #419 by Laffy
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This might be what is needed to get some traction at the airport.

As for tax havens, Ireland is one big one, as is HK.Most low tax countries are wealthy because err...they don’t need to raise a lot of tax.

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09 Sep 2019 09:18 #420 by carwash
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On checking, the Luxembourg and Geneva freeports are fancy art warehouses next to the airport and are owned by a guy called Bouvier with some allegedly dodgy business practices.

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14 Sep 2019 21:27 #421 by Arragorn
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Flights cut already. Down to 4 days a week now. No Saturday flights

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15 Sep 2019 07:47 #422 by Laffy
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The conspiracy theory is virtually complete.
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15 Sep 2019 09:13 #423 by Dazwacky
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Am I right in thinking that if the airport is under the umbrella of the Stobart group that it can offset its losses against the group and actually save them money due to corporation tax as sure I read that's what some football league owners do?

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15 Sep 2019 10:52 #424 by Laffy
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Yes-‘I think it’s in the books at £30m!

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16 Oct 2019 00:02 #425 by CCU
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seesaw50 wrote: All very confusing given that Stobart has teamed up with Virgin to bail out Flybe.



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16 Oct 2019 01:43 #426 by Urban Designer
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No chance I will fly with anything connected to Virgin
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16 Oct 2019 08:39 #427 by ParcelPete
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Last time i took the Virgin to euston i had to take the lube.
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18 Oct 2019 10:05 #428 by CCU
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CCU wrote:

seesaw50 wrote: All very confusing given that Stobart has teamed up with Virgin to bail out Flybe.



And LoganAir have just announced a deal with FlyBe for a ‘partnership’ for connections etc...

www.loganair.co.uk/uk-regional-airline-c...-loganair-agreement/

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